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or not they should pay the bills that they've already wracked up through the laws they passed. let me repeat, we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic. far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. people will remember back in 2011, the last time this course of action was threatened, our entire recovery was put at risk. consumer confidence plunged, business investment plunged, growth dropped. we can't go down that path again. >> the president draws a line on one of the upcoming fights. joining us now is mike allen to review a little bit about what happened yesterday. mike, we were not sure there would be a vote at some point. obviously the house felt a bit jammed by the senate. did mitch mcconnell jam john boehner and force boehner's hand? >> he didn't force boehner's hand, but he did step up in a way that boehner didn't. people will tell you on capitol hill boehner's nerve never looked weaker, here's why. for most of the day
suppression. our next guest defense the tough voter id law say it is a paramount important that we protect the integrity of the process and make sure voter irregularities and voter fraud is eliminating. joining us now, attorney general of south carolina, great to have you with us.at first, your reaction to what the first lady had to sy. >> i obviously disagree with the first lady.with in every state i looked at, georgia, indiana are two states, section five, one is not a section five states. when they have had laws with a federal id for theoter registration card actually minority that is a went up in subsequent elections and participation.s. lou: when you talk about the five states, those are states because of civil rights transgressions 60 years ago, 50 years ago, they still remain under the watchful eye of the justice department for a revision in their electoral laws or procedures, right?pro >> absolutely. states have asked the federal government permission before they can implement a law thathe affects elections, but in a state passing a law, that she, went up in a state of georgia, up
's, new laws in maryland. game marriage became legal at midnight -- a marriage became legal at midnight this morning. david has more. >> the mayor officiated the first gay marriage at city hall, and as a precaution, she got ordained to do at. wedding bells rang in the near. street michael the archangel celebrated its first same-sex marriage ceremony. >> jesus loves everyone. i think he would be celebrating with us if we were walking with him today. i do not look at it as a religious issue at all. i look good as a civil rights issue. ♪ >> hat amanda and her partner april exchanged wedding bells before 7000 invited guests, including four foster children a plan to adopt. >> it is the best thing to be a part of marriage and the world to make it legal. is the best thing in the world for us. >> they broke their wedding vows. their first guest -- their first gift to each other -- a single rose. they exchanged rose -- they exchanged vows and brings. >> i do proclaim that a man that and april are married in the name of the father and the sun -- that amanda and april married in the name of the
of goes to at what's at the heart of constitutionalism and rule of law, and looking back at the list of things that you listed. in the course of that conversation after a long discussion about the constitutionalism, a center. essentially blackmun turns to moyers and says it's really the preamble that breathes life into the constitution. and i wondered whether that's a point of view that you hold and whether you think it has relevance in the situation we're talking about now. >> , preamble, we the people and united states, et cetera, i used to be able to quote it, i don't think i can now. anyway, it's written down. and the preamble is important saying we the people. but is not the only thing. and i say that because i do think, i had a very interesting conversation in china, i thought. i've gone there twice. the first time was a few years ago, maybe eight or 10, when we went to beijing and then we went to shanghai. and in shanghai we are asked to meet with a group of businessm businessmen, and these businessmen have all been involved in the.com. they lost a lot of money. most of them h
>>> thanks to the votes of democrats and republicans in congress. i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle class tax hike that could have sent the economy back in a recession and obviously had a severe impact on families across america. >> the fiscal cliff avoided for now in one final late night vote in washington. good evening. happy new year. i'm cheryl jennings. dan ashley and carolyn johnson have the night off. it means most of us, most of us will avoid a big income tax hike. it came after a bitter debate, but as one republican congressman said tonight, you have to know when to hold em and know when to fold em. now more from karen travers. >> after months of drama and last-minute negotiations congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. after the vote, a rare late-night statement from president obama. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden the opportunity for everybody. >> lawmakers completely blew their deadline. they didn't get the grand bargain that b
. if this bill becomes law, it will be the third budget bill in a row passed since we took over leadership in january, 2011, a big change from the previous six years when we only passed one budget bill. this was an open bipartisan process where we reached agreement on issues that will make this country safer and intelligence processes more efficient. we know we're facing tough economic times. this budget is slightly below the enacted levels of f.y. 2012. we made cuts where appropriate, eliminated redundancies and push programs to come in on time and on budget. people ask me what keeps me up at night? besides spicy food, i say weapons of mass destruction and a catastrophic cyberattack that shuts down our banking systems, water supplies, power grids or worse. this bill continues a substantial investment in cybersecurity that must be made to keep up with the cyberthreats of today and tomorrow. we also believe we must protect privacy and civil liberties when it comes to cybersecurity. another priority is space. the bill promotes the commercial space industry by enhancing the government's use o
. it's all done and taken care of. >> the marriage law was challenged the issue went before maryland voters. 52% approved the bill. the new year means new laws to follow. wants to ban smoking on all county owned and leased properties and wants more bike lanes. more than 400 are going into affect around the kuven tree today. shannon has details. >> reporter: in kentucky, it's now illegal to release wild hogs into the wild. there are a number of employment related measures as well including these. in oregon it's now illegal for employers to advertise a job opening if they won't consider applicants unemployed. >>> and now illegal to ask for or require you to hand over the passwords to social media accounts. that goes for applicants and current employees. other states have enacted similar laws. in all, more than 29,000 laws were passed by state legislature inside 2012 and many of those kick in today. very busy year at the federal level. many new regulations stemming from laws passed over the last couple years will phase in today including hhs mandate that employers who provide health ins
to the constitution and the rule law. the preserve the constitution nseries promotes the protection of individual liberty property rights, free enterprise, the constitution limits on government coming and we have been able to feature some of the nation's most respected judges legal scholars, lawyers and policy analysts. the marquee event is tonight's program could joseph story distinguished lecture. the namesake of tonight's letcher, joseph story became the biggest associate justice to ever serve on the united states supreme court when he was appointed by president madison in 1812. he made a significant mark on american law in his 33 years on the bench, but his greatest contribution to the jurisprudence is his renowned commentary on the constitution. eminently quoted joseph story famously incorrectly declared, quote, a constitution of government is addressed to the common sense of the people and never was designed for trials of logical skills or visionary speculation and of quote. this lecture series celebrates the leg
ramps. soon after president obama reacted to the compromise bill. >> under this law, more than 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up. millions of families will have continued to receive tax credits to help raise their kids and send them to college. companies will continue to receive tax credits for the research they do, the investments they make and the clean energy jobs that they create. and 2 million americans who are out of work but out there looking, pounding the pavement every day, are going to continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they're actively looking for a job. i am very open to compromise. i agree with democrats and republicans that the aging population and the rising cost of health care makes medicare the biggest contributor to our deficit. i believe we've got to find ways to reform that program without hurting seniors who count on it to survive. and i believe that there's further unnecessary spending in government that we can eliminate. but we can't simply cut our way to prosperity. i will not have another d
. >> a mile high in more ways than one in denver. a law legalizing marijuana mayor takes affect. >> 49ers make a move that could spell the end for 1g@ >>> right now in washington, d.c. the house of rev tips is in session preparing to vote on legislation to keep frus falling off the fiscal cliff. >> mark matthews joins us live now following negotiations tonight. what is the latest? >> house republicans will put the senate version of the fiscal cliff deal up for a vo. sometime within the next 90 minutes or so. foremost of the day, they refused to call fr a vote there. was a lot of hand wringing today, an aid to john boehner described it as universal concern about a lack of spending cuts. the senate deal extends the bush tax cuts for every american making under $100,000 in year -- $400,000 a year, and it extends unemployment benefits to some two million americans. nancy pelosi sounded hopeful. >> it's a bill that was passed in the united states senate 89-8 tell me when you've had that on a measure as controversial as this. >> pelosi called to put the version on the floor. >> the issue of whether
valley. >> glor: and that is not all. apart from the fiscal cliff febate, some other laws are due to expire january 1, and that could cost americans plenty. ar starters, the payroll tax break will end. illial security taxes will go from 4.2% back to 6.2%. if the farm bill is allowed to expire, it is feared milk prices could rise sharply. hundreds of american families famiheartbroken tonight after russian president vladimir putin banned all adoption of russian children by americans. it is believed to be retaliation for a new u.s. law that targets human rights abuses in russia. in the past two decades, more , mo 60,000 russian children have been given new homes inside the u.s. it elaine quijano met one family whose adoption is now on hold. >> look at this. look. >> reporter: two years ago kim and robert summers decided to adopt from russia. it took nearly 18 months, but last july, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. enen you saw his picture for the first time, what did you think? k i knew that this was the child i was meant to parent. and i took one look at this little g
.re >> ifill: plus, 2013 will be am pivotal year for the new health care reform law. ray suarez gets an update from julie rovner of npr. from the island of mindanao in the philippines, fred de sam lazaro profiles a group of peacekeepers struggling to maintain a fragile cease-fire between government and rebel forces.o >> there are many other organizations that do medical care and food provisions. never enough. what is new here is civilians protecting civilians. >> ifill: itn's john sparks reports on police officers in china, and their accusations of widespread corruption by local officials. and jeffrey brown samples the poetry about greece's financial woes and its austerity measures. >> we'll hock the person to buy our bread. if you believe the headlines, then we're sunk. greece downgraded deeper into junk. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour.n >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to liv
-sex marriage in maryland is arguably the highest profile new law taking effect in the d.c. area today, but there are others. the banned on chicken feed also takes effect today. it is a law that allows parents to freeze their credit. the idea to make it easier to fight identity theft. in virginia local governments can now only seize property for the public use by claiming imminent domains. and insurance agents have to inform people if their policy excludes coverage for earthquake damage. >>> and don't forget that the new year means new rates on the dulles toll road. they went up by a quarter today at the main toll plaza bringing the rate to $1.75 for a standard two-wheel vehicle. tolls are also up a quarter to the on and off ramps bringing them $1 a piece. >>> tomorrow means a return for the normal daily routine to mean a lot more cars on the road. be sure to join all of us for the traffic and weather you need before you head out the door starting at 4:25 a.m. >> i know my kids are not ready for this reality check. but erica is in the weather center with an early look at our forecast f
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, but that left his senate seat open. under colorado law, senate vacancy falls to the governor to decide, so the choice fell to governor bill ritter, a democrat. ritter made a call people did not expect. he didn't promote a congressman or mayor. he didn't go for a politician at all, in fact. he went for michael bennet, the superintendent of the denver public school system. bennett was, as you can imagine, excited. he was now a senator, a member of the world's most exclusive club. that is a big job. it is an impressive, big job. a job that makes you think pretty highly of yourself. what bennett was not prepared for was that when he took that big, important, impressive job, everybody would all of a sudden hate him. and they would hate him because they hate congress, and he was now part of congress, this thing that they hate. in november of 2011, bennett went down to the floor of the senate with a chart that is still one of my favorite charts of all time. it was a simple chart. it just showed how popular different things were. the irs, the people who collect taxes and audit you, 40% approval ra
the local law makers to make sure that cybill unions do not come to illinois. the church is weighing in with no time to waste. pastor's published in this letter in the sunday bulletin cardinal george encourage people to stop the civil union movement the cardinal once catholic followers and people like state senator heather's dane who is behind the bill. it makes sure that all people are treated the same under our law, civil rights advocate anthony martinez is 100 percent behind the fair marriage act a brave step for marriage. to be able to afford that relationship recognition to couples that have been in relationships for decades in the letter from the archdiocese cardinal georgia and others vehemently opposes changing laws and he says marriage comes to us from nature. the state has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible. tonight catholics leading holy name cathedral some of them are deciding what their role will be now that the church is asking them to jump into action. i am very much with the cardinal on this issue. i. overall agree with what the ch
because you said you were. . i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur >> i can speak for my entire conference when i say we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone, but we all knew that if we did nothing, they'd be going can up on everyone today. we weren't going to let that happen. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell early this morning on the tax hike agreement that he calls an imperfect solution but necessary. today we'll find out if his colleagues in the house agree with that assessment. bob cusack is managing editor of "the
." california is getting a lot of new laws. with the new year - of new laws. kron four's philippe djegal highlights a few of them. >> reporter: more than 800 new laws are set to take affect at the start of the year. that's right - 800. i scanned through what here's what the governor made law and what you should know. assemblywoman joan buchanan's bill regarding metal purchases passed. the fine for dealers who knowingly buy metals used at public utlities facilities jumps up big time. now 250-dollars. in a few days. four times that amount. to one thousand dollars. >>> another bill out of the gives women greater access to birth control. a-b 23-48 will now allow certified nurses, midwives, nurse practicioners and physician's assistants to prescribe that medication. >>> and, drivers licenses forsome 400-thousand undocumented immigrants will be able to apply for a license. this applies to those in a federal program supporting immigrants who came to states as a child and have not broken the law. >> with my signature it has now become a law. if (cheers & applause) >> reporter: the homeowner bill
in the house so it's got no chance whatsoever of becoming law, end quote. that's what i said back on july 25th. the only reason we ever allowed that vote on that proposal is i said at that time was that we knew it didn't pass constitutional muster. and the democrats were really serious, they would proceed to a revenue bill that originated in the house as the constitution requires and as i called on them to do again last week. to repeat, the so-called nate bill is nothing more than a glorified sense of the senate resolution. so let's put that convenient talking point aside from here on out. last night i told the president we'd be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming up against a hard deadline here and, as i said, this is a conversation we should have had months ago. and republicans aren't about to write a blank check or anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. that wouldn't be fair to the american people. that having been said, we'll see what the president has to propose. members on both sides of the aisle will
-bye to the safest air travel ever, and we say hello to over 400 new laws. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, january 1st, 2013. >>> good morning, on this first day of january, i'm bill karins. now it's all up to the house today. they're expected to take up a senate measure approved just hours after midnight and it's halting an enormous tax hike for all but the wealthiest of americans from taking effect. nbc's steve handelsman has all the latest details from capitol hill where it's been a very long night. good morning and happy new year to you, steve. >> reporter: bill, thanks. up here on capitol hill, members of both political parties who badly want these middle class taxes rolled back fast, quote, what the senate did this morning makes it easier for house republicans to follow suit. it was a rare bipartisan senate vote. 89-8. two hours after america went off the fiscal cliff. >> happy new year. >> reporter: vice president biden came to the capitol to sell the fix. he worked out with gop leader mitch mcconnell who spoke for senate republicans
law in the home of the united autoworkers astonishing. >> for the government too. >> astonishing for the autoworkers. >> eleanor? >> president obama's implementation of the dream act through an executive order. >> susan? >> i thought it was obama's class warfare during the election. it helped him win. >> clarence? and the obama campaign's ground game getting the campaign offices open out there. >> boldest political tactic to bet. to bet citizens setting themselves on fire by the scores, self-immoe lating to attract wavering world attention to what they see is china's repressive world. okay worst political scandal. pat? >> worst political scandal? i would say general petraeus and his girlfriends. >> really? >> well, i brought down -- look they almost brought down the entire central command down there in florida over with due respect two young ladies and it was a horrendous scandal and destroyed the career of one of the most famous american generals of the 21st century. >> conduct unbecoming a gentleman. >> what he said. go ahead eleanor. >> i have to agree but i must say i'm waiti
father-in-law died inherited three slaves. the first lady's great great grandmother and she ended up in a rough rural community in georgia, the vast majority of people were not slave voters, white men worked the fields along the slaves they own if they owned annie and it was quite a different experience than the one we often think about. >> it was quite a different experience and i really enjoyed reading about the people of that day, how she worked the fields and the men who owned her worked the fields. i know that you were not able to determine the relationship between millvinia and the men who owned her. and i also know, code of silence. she never talked about it and her descendants never talked about it. i noticed the same thing in her own family and other families as well. it is about wilkerson who wrote about the great migration, the same code of silence in her family. what is up with that code of silence? >> this is a painful chapter of american history for many families. so i think at the time, people knew. it would have been very clear to people. the people i met and intervie
under the health care law. within the next couple glock -- a couple of months, the bush era tax cuts that have been debated over -- the bush-era tax cuts on income expire december 31, workers will not fill the impact until the treasury releases new withholding instructions. alternative minimum tax -- the charred talks about spending cuts, immediate and in the future. and it refers, payments to medicare providers would fall by 27% if there is no action. extended unemployment benefits expire for about 2 million people on january 1. to be the $110 billion in automatic domestic and military spending cuts known as the sequester. in the next couple months, the march 27, a six month extension of the temporary assistance for needy families grant program expires. domestic and military agencies have until the end of the fiscal year to put all of their spending cuts in place. -- ha a few of the changes set to hit. tustin, what is your message to congress amidst this debased? caller: my message is that a bill that have introduced, i hope that they tried to stop trying to fight each other and try
on this and i appreciate it. under this law, more than 90 percent of americans and the small businesses will not see their income tax co op. millions of families will receive tax breaks to help raise children and go to college. they will continue to college will continue to receive tax credits and clean energy. 2 million americans that are out of work and out there looking will continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they're actively looking for a job. but i think that we all recognize that this was just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy. and the fact is that the deficit is still too high. we are still investing too little in the things we need for the economy to grow as fast as it should. that is why john boehner and i try to negotiate a larger our agreement to put this country on a path to pay its debt. and also to put people back to work with building roads, bridges. but unfortunately, there was just not enough support or time for that type of larger agreement. that failure comes with a cost. with the messy nature over the last several weeks as mee
governor rick snyder has signed into law a measure allowing michigan areas to declare bankruptcy or fall under the control of an unelected emergency manager enabled to fire public officials and nullify union contracts. state republicans approved it this month after voters repealed a similar initiative on election day. despite reimposing a measure that was rejected by popular vote, governor snyder said -- was among a number of controversial bills recently advanced by state republicans in michigan before their majority declines with a new legislative session next month. the chicago teachers union has filed a lawsuit accusing a city of discriminating against african-american teachers and staff through its effort to reform or shut down local schools. the federal suit says more than half of the tenured teachers who lost their jobs in the most recent wave of school closings were african-american, despite african-americans comprising just 30% of tenured teachers overall and 35% in the underperforming schools that wound up -- wind up being closed. the teachers' union is seeking an injunction to
rate was a matter of law. there was nothing they could do about that. every tax rate was a matter of law. >> i just have to bring up -- >> no, you really don't, actually. >> do you know who wanted taxes to go up less than paul ryan, who obviously loves raising people's taxes? barack obama. barack obama -- >> he wanted tax rates to go up less? >> barack obama was fearful that the bush tax cuts were going to end. talk to anybody in the white house. that was their worst-case scenario because they knew that meant a double-dip recession that wouldn't fall on the $11 trillion man's shoulders but would instead fall on barack obama's shoulders. they had so much leverage, so much leverage. and mika, they squandered it. they squandered it. >> does anybody here believe that house republicans had a lot of leverage in this environment? they do not have leverage. >> richard. >> are you hearing me? >> before last night, yes, by allowing it to get to where it got, they got overmaneuvered. it never should have gotten to this point. >> i'm going to go to sam stein. the main sticking point for many
agencies from california to florida. you know. law enforcement is a tight-mitt family and -- you know, no matter where you are in the country or in the world, you know, you lose an officer, it is losing a brother, sister. >> reporter: tonight at 7:30 there will be a candlelight vigil for officer young. we see police officers out here in the parking lot of the super target. they set out yellow tape where they will holding the candlelight vigil. they are telling folks to bring your own candles. live in bristow, virginia, i'm david culver, news4. >>> it is an historic day in maryland. same-sex couples are legally allowed to marry for the first time. baltimore's mayor pressieded over one of the first weddings in the state today. it was a dream come true for the newlyweds. >> jim and i met in 1977. i really didn't believe gay people wovr see the day they could marry. >> reporter: after 35 years as a couple, they were the first same-sex couple to be legally wed at baltimore city hall. the mayor as an ordained minister presided over the ceremony herself. >> it is a very emotional night. incr
. [video clip] >> more than 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses under this law will not see their income tax rise. millions of families will continue to receive tax breaks to help raise their kids and send them to college. companies will continue to receive tax credits for research they do and investments they make and the clean energy jobs they create. 2 million americans out of work that are out there looking every day will continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they are actively looking for job. but i think we all recognize this lot is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and brought an opportunity for everybody. -- this law. the fact is the deficit is still too high. we are still investing too little in the things that we need for the economy to grow as fast as it should. that is why speaker john boehner and i originally tried to negotiate a larger agreement that would put the country on a path to paying down its debt while also putting americans back to work, rebuilding roads and bridges for, and providing investments in areas like
have the additional money with held from your paycheck, because the law changes, so that everyone's tax rates, this is assuming we do go over the cliff. everyone is facing a higher tax increase. not just bill gates, not just warren buffet, but anyone with an income over $25,000. and don't forget, the payroll tax goes up, too. >> so taking out for social security taxes -- no one is talking about it. that says to me, those are going back up anyway. those are about a thousand in cost -- so let me ask you, there is the actual what will happen on january first? and it doesn't sound like people will have to worry about their taxes, most people. but what about the psychological impact? haven't we already seen it in christmas buying? haven't we already seen it in hiring? wouldn't we continue to see it -- you know, won't consumer confidence take a hit? won't businesses still say i don't know, i don't know what is happening. >> already has, candy, you have seen it in this year's christmas shopping season was lackluster, at best. i talk to businesses who say we're not hiring right now. we're just
of these people trying to leave the in-laws house. >> rick: we learned the other day that gretchen loves her in-laws. >> gretchen: exactly, because there was a study and the mother-in-law takes the hit. >> rick: there must be a few people who say i can only handle three days of her. i can't go home -- >> gretchen: are you going to help them out. >> rick: you might have to spend four or five days there, get ready. find some way tie a break. there will be really big storms. >> gretchen: let's talk about this morning with an extreme weather alert. deadly storm system that slammed the midwest, snow and tornadoes heading northeast this morning. >> oh, my god, look. that's a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> gretchen: so that tornado spotted in mobile, alabama. am i saying that correctly? >> rick: yeah. mobile. >> gretchen: okay, good. one of the hardest hit cities, tens of thousands of people there waking up the day after christmas now without power. >> when it calmed down, we looked and everything seemed green, like it was popping off transformers left and right. we heard a noise. i
enshrines, i think, a principle into law that will remain in place as long as i am president. the deficit needs to be reduced in a way that's balanced. everyone pays their fair share. everyone does their part. that's how our economy works best. that's how we grow. >>steve: the good news for the republicans is the president had ran on the theory, okay, in my second term i'm going to raise rates on millionaires and billionaires. and mitt romney is a horrible person. you can't possibly elect him. >>brian: mitt romney is the guy with the car elevator and the dancing horse. >>steve: what this is going to do is this is going to take away from the president because we have raised taxes on the most successful, that particular argument. the republicans stand for this. looming ahead is a gigantic show down overt sequester, gigantic budget cuts. >>brian: two months. >>steve: plus the debt ceiling. the republicans feel they have the upper hand on that. meanwhile, we've got a little montage of some of the tempers flaring and nostrils as well on capitol hill as lawmakers made the sausage known as the c
that the affordable care act will begin to become fully finalized to law over the next couple of years. we keep hearing those on the conservative side or republicans raise concerns about what we'll do for the country. what is your view. now you're not part profit excess. you can speak more freely. is it going to be a good thing for the country? >> yes, it will. for one reason, as an example, right now we have 50 some billion dollars a year of uncompensated care. that means people don't have insurance don't have medicaid, medicare or private insurance, don't have military coverage or anything like that, so they are not insured. they have access to health care in the emergency rooms. if they taken in and can't pay and don't go through a bankruptcy or something like that, that costs that care doesn't just go away. it's shifted over to the rest of the us who have insurance. that's $50 billion. now, you stop and think about that it could be as much as $1500 per person who pay for those who don't. when you have everybody in the system, all insured one way or another, that uncompensated care goes away
's newsroom." still to come a new battle over the president's health care law and the supreme court's latest ruling against one of america's largest companies and what they denied and what this could mean for other employers. gregg: the storm system working its way up the coastline causing messy traffic, airport delays. we've got video from one of the hardest-hit areas. >> pretty rough. we've seen a lot of accidents this far in ohio turnpike. and wish people would slow down a little bit, you know? it's pretty slick. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems.
, new laws, coming up, maryland's measures that go on the books when the calendar turns to january 1. here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. >> as we ring in the fler, the state of maryland will enact a list of new laws. >> with any new year comes new opportunities, new experiences and of course, new laws. after a contentious battle, gay couples in maryland will be able to say "i do" on january 1. couples have been able to apply for marriage licenses since december 6 but won't go into effect until 2013. another new law changes the election cycle in baltimore city. elections will be held on the same cycle as the presidential election. it will soon be easier for veterans to prove they served. in the new year, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give them something to prove their status. the m.d.a. will have to include on their driver's licenses as long as they have proper identification. speaking of identification, a new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled adults from identity theft. a parent or guardian will have a right to freeze th
are disenfranchised by new sets of law, but just a decade before two decades before your something like 1500 african-americans serving across the country at various levels is local, state and federal offices. 14 congressmen, two senators, lieutenant governors. it's really powerful. for the kenai tremendous opportunity and promise in the future and so much changes so quickly. it makes me think about her own moment and wonder how fragile is progress. >> when i was at the newberry, i was looking for michelle obama's ancestors. one other thing as kerry says whether i could find out who is the first person in the family to vote. it was a hopeless quest. but i was in the newberry library, a lovely library in chicago and i stumbled across a book that had voter registrations from the 1860s from north carolina. and i look do not book and no jumpers. and i thought it my father, he's from north carolina. otherwise, my great great great grandfather, who in 1867 40 years old, two years free registered to vote. he was approved as a voter.
of republicans and democrats in congress, i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 25 of americans -- 2% of americans will preventing a tax hike that will put america back into recession and has a severe impact on families across america. i want to thank all the leaders of the house and senate. in particular, i want to thank the work that was done by my extraordinary vice president, joe biden, as well as the leader, harry reid, speaker boehner, nancy pelosi, and mitch mcconnell. everybody worked hard on this, and i appreciate it. once again, thank you for your great work. under this law, more than smalle income taxes go up. millions of family will receive tax credits to raise their kids and send them to college. companies will receive tax credits for research they do, investments they make, and clean energy jobs they create. 2 million americans were out of work. they are going to continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they are actively looking for a job, but i think we all recognize this lot is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy. the deficit
into law. if you're among republicans is if you reach an agreement now and agree to tax increases, the spending cuts will get undone or never will be followed through on. that's one of the things that has held back talks, because republicans are skeptical that democrats will follow through. host: charles is on the independent line from colorado. caller: good morning, steve. i listened to it the myopic dogma in this segment over and over. the only people i can blame on this are the american people. the people who sit here and listen to these guys that are extremists and and they vote him into office -- them into office. i hear people say let's get rid of epa. if you look at how much epa takes out of our budget, that's like worrying about nothing gary people need to turn off the tv and start studying more. crack some books. look at economic spirit trickle-down economics does not work. name a country where it has worked? maybe estonia. but it's not working in greece. i heard a great saying that says when time gets tough, everyone is a keynesian. turn off the tv. not c-span of course.
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